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Samsung Galaxy Note8 vs Samsung Galaxy A51

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.3 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 522 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

82.98 %
87.37 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 9611

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 53 GB
128GB, available to use: 105.9 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
32 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.88 oz (195.0 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light, Stylus

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 28, 2017
Nov 28, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN950U link
A3LSMA515FN link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.70 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Body:

0.14 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.36 W/kg
1.12 W/kg

Phablet:

2.76 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 930
$ 400

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A51 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 23, 2017
Dec 12, 2019
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